Choosing whether to perform a carpet installation as a DIY project or hiring Reeds Floors is one of the first things that should be considered when installing carpeting.The advantages of hiring us is that we will install the carpet properly the first time and we stand behind our work. We take pride in our work and guarantee it 100%. The homeowner should do a thorough job of evaluating all options to be sure they select a reliable contractor with a track record of high-quality work like Reeds Floors. We can supply you with the names of some of our satisfied customers upon request.


Whether or Not to Hire a Contractor

There are a number of factors that should be included into the cost of installing carpet. The prices of carpets and labor are two aspects of the installation that should be the primary focus of one's attention. The square footage of the area to be carpeted will affect the cost most directly, and other minor expenses to consider are the materials, supplies and specialty supplies that may be needed when installing the carpet. It's also important to note that the type of carpet that is being installed will also have an effect on the price, the more premium the carpet, the higher the price will be. Another thing to keep in mind is the cost of the carpet padding. Quality padding is essential in getting the most out of your new carpet, not only from a comfort standpoint, but quality padding will extend the life of your carpet as well. There are essential considerations that need to be thought of before finalizing a carpet installation. For instance, it could be time to replace the baseboards. Baseboards are typically the trim at the bottom of a wall that outlines a room. It's recommended that the baseboard is replaced before it wears down, which is why doing so when installing carpet is the perfect time for this. The old baseboard should be removed first, followed by the laying of the carpet and the installation of the new baseboard. This will allow the carpet installation to be performed more easily than if the baseboard materials were installed first.

Factors that Influence Cost

Before installing carpeting, homeowners need to make several decisions that will affect the outcome of the job. Some of these considerations include the overall costs for the material and the contractor, which type of carpet is to be installed, possible baseboard replacements and whether new moldings or thresholds are required. All of these factors are essential to the installation, and homeowners need to determine the best options to fit within their budget.